Action Against Hunger International Country Director Jobs in Kenya

Action Against Hunger International Country Director Jobs in Kenya

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

  • leading the continuous strategic development and ensure growth of the Country Program. You will play a key role in creating an effective platform for delivery of development services by aligning internal capacities with national development priorities and Action Against Huger strategic plans, build effective networks of collaboration to position Action Against Hunger as a critical partner.

    Key activities in your role will include:

  • Provide vision and direction in the development of a country strategy that integrates programmatic and operational aspects of the country programs; ensure continued relevance with national context and alignment with and contribution to regional and global Action Against Hunger objectives.

  • Guide program strategic development to take advantage of emergent opportunities and areas of work and consolidate strategic insight from regional and country level expertise.

  • Develop and establish policies and systems in collaboration with the Action Against Hunger Senior Leadership Team at the country level that are fully compliant with Action Against Hunger policy as well as with national/local legislation.

  • Expand program funding through engagement with donors ensuring continuous flow of resources to support country program growth.

  • Facilitate the technical development and growth of programmatic and operational functions of the country program through championing programmatic and operational country needs to regional and global levels of Action Against Hunger.

  • Represent Action Against Hunger Kenya to national governments, bilateral/multilateral institutions and in NGO networks to build and uphold the Action Against Hunger brand and reputation as a reliable partner in the delivery of programs and as a key voice in nutrition-sensitive programming

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a positive and conducive working environment amongst all staff at country level to ensure a healthy and effective organizational culture which: Promotes the Action Against Hunger Charter of Principles, Embeds the Action Against Hunger Core Values into the daily working context, Encourages teamwork, cross departmental and cross functional collaboration


    Do you meet the required criteria?

  • You are enthusiastically pursuing a career in senior management

  • You have a minimum 10 years of experience in an emergency and/or a development context.

  • You have at least 5 years of senior management experience.

  • You have advance knowledge of donor guidelines and procedures (USAID, DFID, EU, UN, GAC etc.).

  • You have high-level financial management skills and
    are accustomed to steering an organizational budget.

  • You have a Sound understanding of strategic human resource management principles, strategies and approaches.

  • You have proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the country program context

  • You are results-driven and able to set and communicate goals and ensure effective and appropriate decision making and problem-solving.

  • You eagerly engage your teams & promote the development & implementation of innovative approaches to solve core humanitarian and development problems..

  • You’re able to analyze changes in your context & discuss the implications with senior operational staff. You are comfortable communicating organizational decisions to your team & relevant partners.

  • You intuitively adapt how you communicate context analysis, strategy, policies & procedures to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing.

  • You are diplomatic but tenacious. You recognize that advocating for change & innovative programming requires building strong relationships with donors, local authorities & other partners, while retaining the space to speak confidently about Action Against Hunger’s programs & our knowledge of the humanitarian/development needs.

  • You are an astute negotiator and know how to reach Win-Win outcomes.

  • You are able to organize, mentor, engage, and motivate a multicultural team.

  • You are a tactful speaker & expert listener.

  • You believe that every problem has a solution. It is the way we approach the problem that makes the difference.

  • You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances.

  • You are able to continuously motivate yourself and your teams to deliver high standards of work.

  • You demonstrate strong self-awareness and are not afraid to take responsibility for your actions.

  • You are ready and willing to integrate into hardworking and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Action Against Hunger International Country Director Jobs in Kenya

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